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Hi all, I'm looking for a really thin windowmanager on a Debian basesystem running on virtualbox machine. The WM should provide a simple desktop for launching few application by doubleclicking ...
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    Looking for a thin windowmanager


    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a really thin windowmanager on a Debian basesystem running on virtualbox machine. The WM should provide a simple desktop for launching few application by doubleclicking their buttons.
    Can anyone give me some recommendations ?

    thanks

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    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    You can find a nice listing of window managers (and desktop environments) along with their descriptions here:

    Window Managers for X

    I personally like using openbox for my own window manager needs.

    Best of luck to you with your project.
    oz

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    Many thanks for your suggestion @ozar. I'll check the WM list now.

    cu

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    +1 for openbox. It's also what I mostly use. I also like pekwm. (I don't know why they have that hideous orange theme on their homepage, but you can make it look much prettier.)

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    +2 for openbox. I mostly use IceWM as a light WM but really like openbox too.
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    i never liked any of the *box WM's myself

    for a light WM, I prefer fvwm-crystal, it takes up about only 8mb of memory so its still pretty darn light but I find the "eye candy" to be greater than what is provided by those *box WM's

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